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  • warrenallgyer
    Recipe for the lowest component count SSB transceiver. Ingredients: Peaberry 40/30/20 (or RXTX Ensemble) Macbook Air Wall wart 12V supply USB cable Install up
    Message 1 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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      Recipe for the lowest component count SSB transceiver.

      Ingredients:

      Peaberry 40/30/20 (or RXTX Ensemble)
      Macbook Air
      Wall wart 12V supply
      USB cable

      Install up DSP Radio from here: http://dl2sdr.homepage.t-online.de

      Configure it according to here: http://blog.marxy.org/2012/02/softrock-ensemble-rxtx-with-dsp-radio.html

      My Configuration Panel settings are here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/photos/album/669554232/pic/443153174/view

      Some things that slowed me down:

      Calibrating the frequency: The only way I could find to do this was tune a known signal, like WWV and then change the "Nominal Frequency (MHz)" parameter on the Configuration screen. Do it in small increments and after each change quit DSP, restart, and check to see if it moved in the right direction. Tedious … maybe someone else has a better idea.

      Transmit button on the GUI doesn't work: Don't know why.. have asked Sebastian but no reply yet. Never fear, the "dit" side on the Paddles input seems to work just fine on SSB as a PTT. For traveling my plan would be a handheld switch to be plugged into the "Paddles" jack… but this corrupts my component count and I still hope to get the GUI transmit button operable.

      If you do the aggregate device correctly you will have six audio devices to assign on the Configuration screen. But they are identified only by number. Watch the waterfall display as you try each one on the Receiver I or Q input. You will easily find the microphone because room noise and speaking will disrupt the display. Antenna noise will identify Peaberry Radio, and the one that makes no noise is internal speakers.

      I set the transmitter drive level by adjusting the Transmitter Output Gain on the Configuration Panel to get about 800 mw out on CW. PEP indications on the scope would be 1.2-1.5 watts but this is an approximation. It makes a nice trapezoid just like in the handbook….cool!

      I used a separate laptop with an RXII HF and HDSDR to monitor and record the results. The sideband sounds great even though it looks a little different on the waterfall. We are all used to the sharply defined skirts of filter generated SSB. Old timers may remember phasing ssb rigs which were difficult to adjust and not stable after being set up, but they always had great sounding audio. An ART-13 with an SB-10 SSB adapter was a sweet sounding radio… but I digress. On the waterfall you will see some of low frequency opposite sideband energy for 500 Hz or so. Don't worry about it.

      I used the built-in microphone in the Macbook and it sounded great. It sounded just as good or maybe better with the mic from iPhone earbuds plugged into the Mac but….component count! I don't plan to operate SSB but it is nice to know that it can be done. This makes a great traveling man's rig.

      I have tried it with the Ensemble RXTX and it works just as well but you need three more pieces: One USB audio adapter (I used a Griffin iMic) and two audio cables. A nice alternative to try might be a USB headset.

      Happy to share more with anyone who is interested and happy to have your comments.

      Warren Allgyer
      W8TOD/BG1
      Stealth Amateur Radio from Beijing
      CW, BPSK31, and WSPR (now SSB too!) on 160 - 10 Meters
    • MIKE DURKIN
      SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2 Couldn t help it..... Mike KC7NOA To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com From: allgyer@gmail.com Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:30:06 +0000
      Message 2 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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        SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2

        Couldn't help it.....

        Mike KC7NOA


        To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
        From: allgyer@...
        Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:30:06 +0000
        Subject: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism

         
        Recipe for the lowest component count SSB transceiver.

        Ingredients:

        Peaberry 40/30/20 (or RXTX Ensemble)
        Macbook Air
        Wall wart 12V supply
        USB cable

        Install up DSP Radio from here: http://dl2sdr.homepage.t-online.de

        Configure it according to here: http://blog.marxy.org/2012/02/softrock-ensemble-rxtx-with-dsp-radio.html

        My Configuration Panel settings are here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/photos/album/669554232/pic/443153174/view

        Some things that slowed me down:

        Calibrating the frequency: The only way I could find to do this was tune a known signal, like WWV and then change the "Nominal Frequency (MHz)" parameter on the Configuration screen. Do it in small increments and after each change quit DSP, restart, and check to see if it moved in the right direction. Tedious … maybe someone else has a better idea.

        Transmit button on the GUI doesn't work: Don't know why.. have asked Sebastian but no reply yet. Never fear, the "dit" side on the Paddles input seems to work just fine on SSB as a PTT. For traveling my plan would be a handheld switch to be plugged into the "Paddles" jack… but this corrupts my component count and I still hope to get the GUI transmit button operable.

        If you do the aggregate device correctly you will have six audio devices to assign on the Configuration screen. But they are identified only by number. Watch the waterfall display as you try each one on the Receiver I or Q input. You will easily find the microphone because room noise and speaking will disrupt the display. Antenna noise will identify Peaberry Radio, and the one that makes no noise is internal speakers.

        I set the transmitter drive level by adjusting the Transmitter Output Gain on the Configuration Panel to get about 800 mw out on CW. PEP indications on the scope would be 1.2-1.5 watts but this is an approximation. It makes a nice trapezoid just like in the handbook….cool!

        I used a separate laptop with an RXII HF and HDSDR to monitor and record the results. The sideband sounds great even though it looks a little different on the waterfall. We are all used to the sharply defined skirts of filter generated SSB. Old timers may remember phasing ssb rigs which were difficult to adjust and not stable after being set up, but they always had great sounding audio. An ART-13 with an SB-10 SSB adapter was a sweet sounding radio… but I digress. On the waterfall you will see some of low frequency opposite sideband energy for 500 Hz or so. Don't worry about it.

        I used the built-in microphone in the Macbook and it sounded great. It sounded just as good or maybe better with the mic from iPhone earbuds plugged into the Mac but….component count! I don't plan to operate SSB but it is nice to know that it can be done. This makes a great traveling man's rig.

        I have tried it with the Ensemble RXTX and it works just as well but you need three more pieces: One USB audio adapter (I used a Griffin iMic) and two audio cables. A nice alternative to try might be a USB headset.

        Happy to share more with anyone who is interested and happy to have your comments.

        Warren Allgyer
        W8TOD/BG1
        Stealth Amateur Radio from Beijing
        CW, BPSK31, and WSPR (now SSB too!) on 160 - 10 Meters


      • warrenallgyer
        Haha. Close but I think no cigar. I m counting mic, interconnecting cables, power supplies, and speakers.
        Message 3 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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          Haha. Close but I think no cigar. I'm counting mic, interconnecting cables, power supplies, and speakers.

          --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, MIKE DURKIN <Patriot121@...> wrote:
          >
          > SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2
          >
          > Couldn't help it.....
          >
        • Daniel Ankers
          How many components are in a Macbook Air though? ;) Otherwise: FT-817 running on batteries. Mic, rig, antenna. Dan MD1CLV
          Message 4 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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            How many components are in a Macbook Air though? ;)

            Otherwise:  FT-817 running on batteries.  Mic, rig, antenna.

            Dan MD1CLV

            On 19 November 2012 15:36, warrenallgyer <allgyer@...> wrote:
             

            Haha. Close but I think no cigar. I'm counting mic, interconnecting cables, power supplies, and speakers.



            --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, MIKE DURKIN <Patriot121@...> wrote:
            >
            > SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2
            >
            > Couldn't help it.....
            >


          • MIKE DURKIN
            Then the count is still 2 .. D104 & UHFSDR2GO (in case with 12v@3Ah nimh battery) Does coax and antenna count for this exercise? Mike KC7NOA To:
            Message 5 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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              Then the count is still 2 ..
              D104 & UHFSDR2GO (in case with 12v@3Ah nimh battery)

              Does coax and antenna count for this exercise?

              Mike KC7NOA


              To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
              From: md1clv@...
              Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:47:50 +0000
              Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: SSB Minimalism

               
              How many components are in a Macbook Air though? ;)

              Otherwise:  FT-817 running on batteries.  Mic, rig, antenna.

              Dan MD1CLV

              On 19 November 2012 15:36, warrenallgyer <allgyer@...> wrote:
               

              Haha. Close but I think no cigar. I'm counting mic, interconnecting cables, power supplies, and speakers.



              --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, MIKE DURKIN <Patriot121@...> wrote:
              >
              > SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2
              >
              > Couldn't help it.....
              >



            • John Greusel
               Perhaps he should have said- minimalist with a waterfall. :-) John KC9OJV ________________________________ From: Daniel Ankers To:
              Message 6 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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                 Perhaps he should have said- minimalist with a waterfall. :-)

                John
                KC9OJV



                From: Daniel Ankers <md1clv@...>
                To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 9:47 AM
                Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: SSB Minimalism

                 
                How many components are in a Macbook Air though? ;)

                Otherwise:  FT-817 running on batteries.  Mic, rig, antenna.

                Dan MD1CLV

                On 19 November 2012 15:36, warrenallgyer <allgyer@...> wrote:
                 
                Haha. Close but I think no cigar. I'm counting mic, interconnecting cables, power supplies, and speakers.


                --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, MIKE DURKIN <Patriot121@...> wrote:
                >
                > SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2
                >
                > Couldn't help it.....
                >




              • David Turnbull
                Perhaps components are the things we attach to the PCB? Peaberry SDR: 152 RXTX Ensemble: 175 (179 if you count the required jumpers) Warren, do not calibrate
                Message 7 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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                  Perhaps components are the things we attach to the PCB?

                  Peaberry SDR: 152
                  RXTX Ensemble: 175 (179 if you count the required jumpers)

                  Warren, do not calibrate DSP Radio; put 114.285 in the nominal frequency box. This will use the EEPROM settings you saved with CFGSR. Works for both Peaberry and Ensemble. DSP Radio is using obsolete commands (as is hamlib) which PE0FKO and myself have implemented in a way that uses the new calibration scheme.

                  73 David AE9RB
                • Sid Boyce
                  Hi Mike, BTW for the SDR2GO you need a BDM Programmer to update the firmware while the UBW is programmed via the USB connection. 73 ... Sid. ... -- Sid Boyce
                  Message 8 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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                    Hi Mike,
                    BTW for the SDR2GO you need a BDM Programmer to update the firmware while the UBW is programmed via the USB connection.
                    73 ... Sid.

                    On 19/11/12 15:21, MIKE DURKIN wrote:
                     

                    SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2

                    Couldn't help it.....

                    Mike KC7NOA


                    To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                    From: allgyer@...
                    Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:30:06 +0000
                    Subject: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism

                     
                    Recipe for the lowest component count SSB transceiver.

                    Ingredients:

                    Peaberry 40/30/20 (or RXTX Ensemble)
                    Macbook Air
                    Wall wart 12V supply
                    USB cable

                    Install up DSP Radio from here: http://dl2sdr.homepage.t-online.de

                    Configure it according to here: http://blog.marxy.org/2012/02/softrock-ensemble-rxtx-with-dsp-radio.html

                    My Configuration Panel settings are here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/photos/album/669554232/pic/443153174/view

                    Some things that slowed me down:

                    Calibrating the frequency: The only way I could find to do this was tune a known signal, like WWV and then change the "Nominal Frequency (MHz)" parameter on the Configuration screen. Do it in small increments and after each change quit DSP, restart, and check to see if it moved in the right direction. Tedious … maybe someone else has a better idea.

                    Transmit button on the GUI doesn't work: Don't know why.. have asked Sebastian but no reply yet. Never fear, the "dit" side on the Paddles input seems to work just fine on SSB as a PTT. For traveling my plan would be a handheld switch to be plugged into the "Paddles" jack… but this corrupts my component count and I still hope to get the GUI transmit button operable.

                    If you do the aggregate device correctly you will have six audio devices to assign on the Configuration screen. But they are identified only by number. Watch the waterfall display as you try each one on the Receiver I or Q input. You will easily find the microphone because room noise and speaking will disrupt the display. Antenna noise will identify Peaberry Radio, and the one that makes no noise is internal speakers.

                    I set the transmitter drive level by adjusting the Transmitter Output Gain on the Configuration Panel to get about 800 mw out on CW. PEP indications on the scope would be 1.2-1.5 watts but this is an approximation. It makes a nice trapezoid just like in the handbook….cool!

                    I used a separate laptop with an RXII HF and HDSDR to monitor and record the results. The sideband sounds great even though it looks a little different on the waterfall. We are all used to the sharply defined skirts of filter generated SSB. Old timers may remember phasing ssb rigs which were difficult to adjust and not stable after being set up, but they always had great sounding audio. An ART-13 with an SB-10 SSB adapter was a sweet sounding radio… but I digress. On the waterfall you will see some of low frequency opposite sideband energy for 500 Hz or so. Don't worry about it.

                    I used the built-in microphone in the Macbook and it sounded great. It sounded just as good or maybe better with the mic from iPhone earbuds plugged into the Mac but….component count! I don't plan to operate SSB but it is nice to know that it can be done. This makes a great traveling man's rig.

                    I have tried it with the Ensemble RXTX and it works just as well but you need three more pieces: One USB audio adapter (I used a Griffin iMic) and two audio cables. A nice alternative to try might be a USB headset.

                    Happy to share more with anyone who is interested and happy to have your comments.

                    Warren Allgyer
                    W8TOD/BG1
                    Stealth Amateur Radio from Beijing
                    CW, BPSK31, and WSPR (now SSB too!) on 160 - 10 Meters




                    -- 
                    Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                    Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                    Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                    Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                    
                  • Kees & Sandy
                    With the level 2.0 SDR2GO code you are provided with a bootloader function (and several new menu features) and can load code via a USB to UART adapter from
                    Message 9 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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                      With the level 2.0 SDR2GO code you are provided with a bootloader function (and several new menu features) and can load code via a USB to UART adapter from your computer (available on ebay for about $3....I bought several). All new SDR2GO kits will be sent out with the bootloader in the dsPIC33. You will need a PICkit- 2, PICkit-3, or other code programmer for earlier dsPIC33 versions to load the 2.0 level ......but once it's installed with the bootloader you can use the USB link for any new code. 
                       
                      73 Kees K5BCQ


                      ---------- Original Message ----------
                      From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@...>
                      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: Re: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism
                      Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:00:09 +0000

                       

                      Hi Mike,
                      BTW for the SDR2GO you need a BDM Programmer to update the firmware while the UBW is programmed via the USB connection.
                      73 ... Sid.

                      On 19/11/12 15:21, MIKE DURKIN wrote:
                       

                       

                      SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2

                      Couldn't help it.....

                      Mike KC7NOA


                      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                      From: allgyer@...
                      Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:30:06 +0000
                      Subject: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism

                       
                      Recipe for the lowest component count SSB transceiver.

                      Ingredients:

                      Peaberry 40/30/20 (or RXTX Ensemble)
                      Macbook Air
                      Wall wart 12V supply
                      USB cable

                      Install up DSP Radio from here: http://dl2sdr.homepage.t-online.de

                      Configure it according to here: http://blog.marxy.org/2012/02/softrock-ensemble-rxtx-with-dsp-radio.html

                      My Configuration Panel settings are here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/photos/album/669554232/pic/443153174/view

                      Some things that slowed me down:

                      Calibrating the frequency: The only way I could find to do this was tune a known signal, like WWV and then change the "Nominal Frequency (MHz)" parameter on the Configuration screen. Do it in small increments and after each change quit DSP, restart, and check to see if it moved in the right direction. Tedious … maybe someone else has a better idea.

                      Transmit button on the GUI doesn't work: Don't know why.. have asked Sebastian but no reply yet. Never fear, the "dit" side on the Paddles input seems to work just fine on SSB as a PTT. For traveling my plan would be a handheld switch to be plugged into the "Paddles" jack… but this corrupts my component count and I still hope to get the GUI transmit button operable.

                      If you do the aggregate device correctly you will have six audio devices to assign on the Configuration screen. But they are identified only by number. Watch the waterfall display as you try each one on the Receiver I or Q input. You will easily find the microphone because room noise and speaking will disrupt the display. Antenna noise will identify Peaberry Radio, and the one that makes no noise is internal speakers.

                      I set the transmitter drive level by adjusting the Transmitter Output Gain on the Configuration Panel to get about 800 mw out on CW. PEP indications on the scope would be 1.2-1.5 watts but this is an approximation. It makes a nice trapezoid just like in the handbook….cool!

                      I used a separate laptop with an RXII HF and HDSDR to monitor and record the results. The sideband sounds great even though it looks a little different on the waterfall. We are all used to the sharply defined skirts of filter generated SSB. Old timers may remember phasing ssb rigs which were difficult to adjust and not stable after being set up, but they always had great sounding audio. An ART-13 with an SB-10 SSB adapter was a sweet sounding radio… but I digress. On the waterfall you will see some of low frequency opposite sideband energy for 500 Hz or so. Don't worry about it.

                      I used the built-in microphone in the Macbook and it sounded great. It sounded just as good or maybe better with the mic from iPhone earbuds plugged into the Mac but….component count! I don't plan to operate SSB but it is nice to know that it can be done. This makes a great traveling man's rig.

                      I have tried it with the Ensemble RXTX and it works just as well but you need three more pieces: One USB audio adapter (I used a Griffin iMic) and two audio cables. A nice alternative to try might be a USB headset.

                      Happy to share more with anyone who is interested and happy to have your comments.

                      Warren Allgyer
                      W8TOD/BG1
                      Stealth Amateur Radio from Beijing
                      CW, BPSK31, and WSPR (now SSB too!) on 160 - 10 Meters




                      -- 
                      Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                      Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                      Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                      Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                      

                       

                       

                    • warrenallgyer
                      Thanks David, that works for calibration! Is there a similar trick to getting the GUI Transmit button working? And the key paddles? I am only able to initiate
                      Message 10 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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                        Thanks David, that works for calibration! Is there a similar trick to getting the GUI Transmit button working? And the key paddles?

                        I am only able to initiate transmit with the left keyer paddle; using it as a straight key for CW and a PTT switch for SSB.

                        Warren Allgyer - W8TOD

                        --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, David Turnbull <dturnbull@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > Perhaps components are the things we attach to the PCB?
                        >
                        > Peaberry SDR: 152
                        > RXTX Ensemble: 175 (179 if you count the required jumpers)
                        >
                        > Warren, do not calibrate DSP Radio; put 114.285 in the nominal frequency
                        > box. This will use the EEPROM settings you saved with CFGSR. Works for both
                        > Peaberry and Ensemble. DSP Radio is using obsolete commands (as is hamlib)
                        > which PE0FKO and myself have implemented in a way that uses the new
                        > calibration scheme.
                        >
                        > 73 David AE9RB
                        > http://AE9RB.com/
                        >
                      • Sid Boyce
                        Apologies Kees and Mike. Too many programmers around here, BDM, PicKit3, USB-Blaster and EEBlaster. So if say 1.1 code is installed, the 2.0 code needs use of
                        Message 11 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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                          Apologies Kees and Mike.
                          Too many programmers around here, BDM, PicKit3, USB-Blaster and EEBlaster.

                          So if say 1.1 code is installed, the 2.0 code needs use of the PICkit?
                          73 ... Sid.


                          On 19/11/12 20:16, Kees & Sandy wrote:
                           
                          With the level 2.0 SDR2GO code you are provided with a bootloader function (and several new menu features) and can load code via a USB to UART adapter from your computer (available on ebay for about $3....I bought several). All new SDR2GO kits will be sent out with the bootloader in the dsPIC33. You will need a PICkit- 2, PICkit-3, or other code programmer for earlier dsPIC33 versions to load the 2.0 level ......but once it's installed with the bootloader you can use the USB link for any new code. 
                           
                          73 Kees K5BCQ


                          ---------- Original Message ----------
                          From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@...>
                          To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: Re: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism
                          Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:00:09 +0000

                           

                          Hi Mike,
                          BTW for the SDR2GO you need a BDM Programmer to update the firmware while the UBW is programmed via the USB connection.
                          73 ... Sid.

                          On 19/11/12 15:21, MIKE DURKIN wrote:
                           

                           

                          SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2

                          Couldn't help it.....

                          Mike KC7NOA


                          To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                          From: allgyer@...
                          Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:30:06 +0000
                          Subject: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism

                           
                          Recipe for the lowest component count SSB transceiver.

                          Ingredients:

                          Peaberry 40/30/20 (or RXTX Ensemble)
                          Macbook Air
                          Wall wart 12V supply
                          USB cable

                          Install up DSP Radio from here: http://dl2sdr.homepage.t-online.de

                          Configure it according to here: http://blog.marxy.org/2012/02/softrock-ensemble-rxtx-with-dsp-radio.html

                          My Configuration Panel settings are here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/photos/album/669554232/pic/443153174/view

                          Some things that slowed me down:

                          Calibrating the frequency: The only way I could find to do this was tune a known signal, like WWV and then change the "Nominal Frequency (MHz)" parameter on the Configuration screen. Do it in small increments and after each change quit DSP, restart, and check to see if it moved in the right direction. Tedious … maybe someone else has a better idea.

                          Transmit button on the GUI doesn't work: Don't know why.. have asked Sebastian but no reply yet. Never fear, the "dit" side on the Paddles input seems to work just fine on SSB as a PTT. For traveling my plan would be a handheld switch to be plugged into the "Paddles" jack… but this corrupts my component count and I still hope to get the GUI transmit button operable.

                          If you do the aggregate device correctly you will have six audio devices to assign on the Configuration screen. But they are identified only by number. Watch the waterfall display as you try each one on the Receiver I or Q input. You will easily find the microphone because room noise and speaking will disrupt the display. Antenna noise will identify Peaberry Radio, and the one that makes no noise is internal speakers.

                          I set the transmitter drive level by adjusting the Transmitter Output Gain on the Configuration Panel to get about 800 mw out on CW. PEP indications on the scope would be 1.2-1.5 watts but this is an approximation. It makes a nice trapezoid just like in the handbook….cool!

                          I used a separate laptop with an RXII HF and HDSDR to monitor and record the results. The sideband sounds great even though it looks a little different on the waterfall. We are all used to the sharply defined skirts of filter generated SSB. Old timers may remember phasing ssb rigs which were difficult to adjust and not stable after being set up, but they always had great sounding audio. An ART-13 with an SB-10 SSB adapter was a sweet sounding radio… but I digress. On the waterfall you will see some of low frequency opposite sideband energy for 500 Hz or so. Don't worry about it.

                          I used the built-in microphone in the Macbook and it sounded great. It sounded just as good or maybe better with the mic from iPhone earbuds plugged into the Mac but….component count! I don't plan to operate SSB but it is nice to know that it can be done. This makes a great traveling man's rig.

                          I have tried it with the Ensemble RXTX and it works just as well but you need three more pieces: One USB audio adapter (I used a Griffin iMic) and two audio cables. A nice alternative to try might be a USB headset.

                          Happy to share more with anyone who is interested and happy to have your comments.

                          Warren Allgyer
                          W8TOD/BG1
                          Stealth Amateur Radio from Beijing
                          CW, BPSK31, and WSPR (now SSB too!) on 160 - 10 Meters




                          -- 
                          Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                          Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                          Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                          Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                          

                           

                           



                          -- 
                          Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                          Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                          Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                          Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                          
                        • MIKE DURKIN
                          No worries ... figured you were just tired. Mike KC7NOA To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com From: sboyce@blueyonder.co.uk Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:59:33 +0000
                          Message 12 of 20 , Nov 19, 2012
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                            No worries ... figured you were just tired.

                            Mike KC7NOA


                            To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                            From: sboyce@...
                            Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:59:33 +0000
                            Subject: Re: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism

                             
                            Apologies Kees and Mike.
                            Too many programmers around here, BDM, PicKit3, USB-Blaster and EEBlaster.

                            So if say 1.1 code is installed, the 2.0 code needs use of the PICkit?
                            73 ... Sid.


                            On 19/11/12 20:16, Kees & Sandy wrote:
                             
                            With the level 2.0 SDR2GO code you are provided with a bootloader function (and several new menu features) and can load code via a USB to UART adapter from your computer (available on ebay for about $3....I bought several). All new SDR2GO kits will be sent out with the bootloader in the dsPIC33. You will need a PICkit- 2, PICkit-3, or other code programmer for earlier dsPIC33 versions to load the 2.0 level ......but once it's installed with the bootloader you can use the USB link for any new code. 
                             
                            73 Kees K5BCQ


                            ---------- Original Message ----------
                            From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@...>
                            To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: Re: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism
                            Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:00:09 +0000

                             

                            Hi Mike,
                            BTW for the SDR2GO you need a BDM Programmer to update the firmware while the UBW is programmed via the USB connection.
                            73 ... Sid.

                            On 19/11/12 15:21, MIKE DURKIN wrote:
                             
                             
                            SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2

                            Couldn't help it.....

                            Mike KC7NOA


                            To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                            From: allgyer@...
                            Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:30:06 +0000
                            Subject: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism

                             
                            Recipe for the lowest component count SSB transceiver.

                            Ingredients:

                            Peaberry 40/30/20 (or RXTX Ensemble)
                            Macbook Air
                            Wall wart 12V supply
                            USB cable

                            Install up DSP Radio from here: http://dl2sdr.homepage.t-online.de

                            Configure it according to here: http://blog.marxy.org/2012/02/softrock-ensemble-rxtx-with-dsp-radio.html

                            My Configuration Panel settings are here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/photos/album/669554232/pic/443153174/view

                            Some things that slowed me down:

                            Calibrating the frequency: The only way I could find to do this was tune a known signal, like WWV and then change the "Nominal Frequency (MHz)" parameter on the Configuration screen. Do it in small increments and after each change quit DSP, restart, and check to see if it moved in the right direction. Tedious … maybe someone else has a better idea.

                            Transmit button on the GUI doesn't work: Don't know why.. have asked Sebastian but no reply yet. Never fear, the "dit" side on the Paddles input seems to work just fine on SSB as a PTT. For traveling my plan would be a handheld switch to be plugged into the "Paddles" jack… but this corrupts my component count and I still hope to get the GUI transmit button operable.

                            If you do the aggregate device correctly you will have six audio devices to assign on the Configuration screen. But they are identified only by number. Watch the waterfall display as you try each one on the Receiver I or Q input. You will easily find the microphone because room noise and speaking will disrupt the display. Antenna noise will identify Peaberry Radio, and the one that makes no noise is internal speakers.

                            I set the transmitter drive level by adjusting the Transmitter Output Gain on the Configuration Panel to get about 800 mw out on CW. PEP indications on the scope would be 1.2-1.5 watts but this is an approximation. It makes a nice trapezoid just like in the handbook….cool!

                            I used a separate laptop with an RXII HF and HDSDR to monitor and record the results. The sideband sounds great even though it looks a little different on the waterfall. We are all used to the sharply defined skirts of filter generated SSB. Old timers may remember phasing ssb rigs which were difficult to adjust and not stable after being set up, but they always had great sounding audio. An ART-13 with an SB-10 SSB adapter was a sweet sounding radio… but I digress. On the waterfall you will see some of low frequency opposite sideband energy for 500 Hz or so. Don't worry about it.

                            I used the built-in microphone in the Macbook and it sounded great. It sounded just as good or maybe better with the mic from iPhone earbuds plugged into the Mac but….component count! I don't plan to operate SSB but it is nice to know that it can be done. This makes a great traveling man's rig.

                            I have tried it with the Ensemble RXTX and it works just as well but you need three more pieces: One USB audio adapter (I used a Griffin iMic) and two audio cables. A nice alternative to try might be a USB headset.

                            Happy to share more with anyone who is interested and happy to have your comments.

                            Warren Allgyer
                            W8TOD/BG1
                            Stealth Amateur Radio from Beijing
                            CW, BPSK31, and WSPR (now SSB too!) on 160 - 10 Meters





                            -- 
                            Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                            Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                            Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                            Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                            
                             
                             


                            -- 
                            Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                            Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                            Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                            Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                            
                          • Kees & Sandy
                            That is correct. 73 Kees K5BCQ ... From: Sid Boyce To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism Date: Tue,
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                              That is correct.
                               
                              73 Kees K5BCQ


                              ---------- Original Message ----------
                              From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@...>
                              To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                              Subject: Re: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism
                              Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:59:33 +0000

                               

                              Apologies Kees and Mike.
                              Too many programmers around here, BDM, PicKit3, USB-Blaster and EEBlaster.

                              So if say 1.1 code is installed, the 2.0 code needs use of the PICkit?
                              73 ... Sid.


                              On 19/11/12 20:16, Kees & Sandy wrote:
                               
                              With the level 2.0 SDR2GO code you are provided with a bootloader function (and several new menu features) and can load code via a USB to UART adapter from your computer (available on ebay for about $3....I bought several). All new SDR2GO kits will be sent out with the bootloader in the dsPIC33. You will need a PICkit- 2, PICkit-3, or other code programmer for earlier dsPIC33 versions to load the 2.0 level ......but once it's installed with the bootloader you can use the USB link for any new code. 
                               
                              73 Kees K5BCQ


                              ---------- Original Message ----------
                              From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@...>
                              To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                              Subject: Re: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism
                              Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:00:09 +0000

                               

                              Hi Mike,
                              BTW for the SDR2GO you need a BDM Programmer to update the firmware while the UBW is programmed via the USB connection.
                              73 ... Sid.

                              On 19/11/12 15:21, MIKE DURKIN wrote:
                               

                               

                              SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2

                              Couldn't help it.....

                              Mike KC7NOA


                              To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                              From: allgyer@...
                              Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:30:06 +0000
                              Subject: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism

                               
                              Recipe for the lowest component count SSB transceiver.

                              Ingredients:

                              Peaberry 40/30/20 (or RXTX Ensemble)
                              Macbook Air
                              Wall wart 12V supply
                              USB cable

                              Install up DSP Radio from here: http://dl2sdr.homepage.t-online.de

                              Configure it according to here: http://blog.marxy.org/2012/02/softrock-ensemble-rxtx-with-dsp-radio.html

                              My Configuration Panel settings are here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/photos/album/669554232/pic/443153174/view

                              Some things that slowed me down:

                              Calibrating the frequency: The only way I could find to do this was tune a known signal, like WWV and then change the "Nominal Frequency (MHz)" parameter on the Configuration screen. Do it in small increments and after each change quit DSP, restart, and check to see if it moved in the right direction. Tedious … maybe someone else has a better idea.

                              Transmit button on the GUI doesn't work: Don't know why.. have asked Sebastian but no reply yet. Never fear, the "dit" side on the Paddles input seems to work just fine on SSB as a PTT. For traveling my plan would be a handheld switch to be plugged into the "Paddles" jack… but this corrupts my component count and I still hope to get the GUI transmit button operable.

                              If you do the aggregate device correctly you will have six audio devices to assign on the Configuration screen. But they are identified only by number. Watch the waterfall display as you try each one on the Receiver I or Q input. You will easily find the microphone because room noise and speaking will disrupt the display. Antenna noise will identify Peaberry Radio, and the one that makes no noise is internal speakers.

                              I set the transmitter drive level by adjusting the Transmitter Output Gain on the Configuration Panel to get about 800 mw out on CW. PEP indications on the scope would be 1.2-1.5 watts but this is an approximation. It makes a nice trapezoid just like in the handbook….cool!

                              I used a separate laptop with an RXII HF and HDSDR to monitor and record the results. The sideband sounds great even though it looks a little different on the waterfall. We are all used to the sharply defined skirts of filter generated SSB. Old timers may remember phasing ssb rigs which were difficult to adjust and not stable after being set up, but they always had great sounding audio. An ART-13 with an SB-10 SSB adapter was a sweet sounding radio… but I digress. On the waterfall you will see some of low frequency opposite sideband energy for 500 Hz or so. Don't worry about it.

                              I used the built-in microphone in the Macbook and it sounded great. It sounded just as good or maybe better with the mic from iPhone earbuds plugged into the Mac but….component count! I don't plan to operate SSB but it is nice to know that it can be done. This makes a great traveling man's rig.

                              I have tried it with the Ensemble RXTX and it works just as well but you need three more pieces: One USB audio adapter (I used a Griffin iMic) and two audio cables. A nice alternative to try might be a USB headset.

                              Happy to share more with anyone who is interested and happy to have your comments.

                              Warren Allgyer
                              W8TOD/BG1
                              Stealth Amateur Radio from Beijing
                              CW, BPSK31, and WSPR (now SSB too!) on 160 - 10 Meters




                              -- 
                              Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                              Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                              Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                              Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                              

                               

                               



                              -- 
                              Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                              Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                              Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                              Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                              

                               

                               

                            • Sid Boyce
                              Must still be as I forgot to add the Xilinx. 73 ... Sid. ... -- Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and
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                                Must still be as I forgot to add the Xilinx.
                                73 ... Sid.

                                On 20/11/12 02:38, MIKE DURKIN wrote:
                                 

                                No worries ... figured you were just tired.

                                Mike KC7NOA


                                To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                From: sboyce@...
                                Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:59:33 +0000
                                Subject: Re: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism

                                 
                                Apologies Kees and Mike.
                                Too many programmers around here, BDM, PicKit3, USB-Blaster and EEBlaster.

                                So if say 1.1 code is installed, the 2.0 code needs use of the PICkit?
                                73 ... Sid.


                                On 19/11/12 20:16, Kees & Sandy wrote:
                                 
                                With the level 2.0 SDR2GO code you are provided with a bootloader function (and several new menu features) and can load code via a USB to UART adapter from your computer (available on ebay for about $3....I bought several). All new SDR2GO kits will be sent out with the bootloader in the dsPIC33. You will need a PICkit- 2, PICkit-3, or other code programmer for earlier dsPIC33 versions to load the 2.0 level ......but once it's installed with the bootloader you can use the USB link for any new code. 
                                 
                                73 Kees K5BCQ


                                ---------- Original Message ----------
                                From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@...>
                                To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                Subject: Re: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism
                                Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:00:09 +0000

                                 

                                Hi Mike,
                                BTW for the SDR2GO you need a BDM Programmer to update the firmware while the UBW is programmed via the USB connection.
                                73 ... Sid.

                                On 19/11/12 15:21, MIKE DURKIN wrote:
                                 
                                 
                                SDR2GO UHFSDR .. count 2

                                Couldn't help it.....

                                Mike KC7NOA


                                To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                From: allgyer@...
                                Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:30:06 +0000
                                Subject: [softrock40] SSB Minimalism

                                 
                                Recipe for the lowest component count SSB transceiver.

                                Ingredients:

                                Peaberry 40/30/20 (or RXTX Ensemble)
                                Macbook Air
                                Wall wart 12V supply
                                USB cable

                                Install up DSP Radio from here: http://dl2sdr.homepage.t-online.de

                                Configure it according to here: http://blog.marxy.org/2012/02/softrock-ensemble-rxtx-with-dsp-radio.html

                                My Configuration Panel settings are here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/photos/album/669554232/pic/443153174/view

                                Some things that slowed me down:

                                Calibrating the frequency: The only way I could find to do this was tune a known signal, like WWV and then change the "Nominal Frequency (MHz)" parameter on the Configuration screen. Do it in small increments and after each change quit DSP, restart, and check to see if it moved in the right direction. Tedious … maybe someone else has a better idea.

                                Transmit button on the GUI doesn't work: Don't know why.. have asked Sebastian but no reply yet. Never fear, the "dit" side on the Paddles input seems to work just fine on SSB as a PTT. For traveling my plan would be a handheld switch to be plugged into the "Paddles" jack… but this corrupts my component count and I still hope to get the GUI transmit button operable.

                                If you do the aggregate device correctly you will have six audio devices to assign on the Configuration screen. But they are identified only by number. Watch the waterfall display as you try each one on the Receiver I or Q input. You will easily find the microphone because room noise and speaking will disrupt the display. Antenna noise will identify Peaberry Radio, and the one that makes no noise is internal speakers.

                                I set the transmitter drive level by adjusting the Transmitter Output Gain on the Configuration Panel to get about 800 mw out on CW. PEP indications on the scope would be 1.2-1.5 watts but this is an approximation. It makes a nice trapezoid just like in the handbook….cool!

                                I used a separate laptop with an RXII HF and HDSDR to monitor and record the results. The sideband sounds great even though it looks a little different on the waterfall. We are all used to the sharply defined skirts of filter generated SSB. Old timers may remember phasing ssb rigs which were difficult to adjust and not stable after being set up, but they always had great sounding audio. An ART-13 with an SB-10 SSB adapter was a sweet sounding radio… but I digress. On the waterfall you will see some of low frequency opposite sideband energy for 500 Hz or so. Don't worry about it.

                                I used the built-in microphone in the Macbook and it sounded great. It sounded just as good or maybe better with the mic from iPhone earbuds plugged into the Mac but….component count! I don't plan to operate SSB but it is nice to know that it can be done. This makes a great traveling man's rig.

                                I have tried it with the Ensemble RXTX and it works just as well but you need three more pieces: One USB audio adapter (I used a Griffin iMic) and two audio cables. A nice alternative to try might be a USB headset.

                                Happy to share more with anyone who is interested and happy to have your comments.

                                Warren Allgyer
                                W8TOD/BG1
                                Stealth Amateur Radio from Beijing
                                CW, BPSK31, and WSPR (now SSB too!) on 160 - 10 Meters





                                -- 
                                


                                -- 
                                Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                                Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                                Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                                Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                                
                              • Leonard McGarity
                                Macbook? Could someone mention which SDR programs will run on OS X without parallel, boot menus, whatever? I’m new to Mac and OS X. Thanks, Link, WV4I
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                                  Macbook? Could someone mention which SDR programs will run on OS X without parallel, boot menus, whatever? I’m new to Mac and OS X. Thanks, Link, WV4I
                                • MIKE DURKIN
                                  One comes to mind ... that iv seen movement with CuteSDR .... I don t own a mac so I can t say how it works.. Hope this helps .....
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                                    One comes to mind ... that iv seen movement with

                                    CuteSDR .... I don't own a mac so I can't say how it works..

                                    Hope this helps .....

                                    http://machamradio.com/2011/06/cutesdr/

                                    Mike KC7NOA


                                    To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                    From: wv4i@...
                                    Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:53:54 -0500
                                    Subject: [softrock40] Re: SSB Minimalism

                                     
                                    Macbook? Could someone mention which SDR programs will run on OS X without parallel, boot menus, whatever? I’m new to Mac and OS X. Thanks, Link, WV4I

                                  • Ulf Holt Gmail
                                    Looks like it doesn t work on Lion or Mountain Lion. Sendt fra min iPad ... Looks like it doesn t work on Lion or Mountain Lion. Sendt fra min iPad Den 20.
                                    Message 17 of 20 , Nov 20, 2012
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                                      Looks like it doesn't work on Lion or Mountain Lion.

                                      Sendt fra min iPad

                                      Den 20. nov. 2012 kl. 22:38 skrev MIKE DURKIN <Patriot121@...>:

                                       

                                      One comes to mind ... that iv seen movement with

                                      CuteSDR .... I don't own a mac so I can't say how it works..

                                      Hope this helps .....

                                      http://machamradio.com/2011/06/cutesdr/

                                      Mike KC7NOA


                                      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                      From: wv4i@...
                                      Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:53:54 -0500
                                      Subject: [softrock40] Re: SSB Minimalism

                                       
                                      Macbook? Could someone mention which SDR programs will run on OS X without parallel, boot menus, whatever? I’m new to Mac and OS X. Thanks, Link, WV4I

                                    • Julio Jimenez
                                      Have you tried DSP Radio? I ve used it on Snow Leopard. AK4VL Julio ... Have you tried DSP Radio?  I ve used it on Snow Leopard. AK4VL Julio On Tuesday,
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                                        Have you tried DSP Radio?  I've used it on Snow Leopard.

                                        AK4VL
                                        Julio

                                        On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, Ulf Holt Gmail wrote:
                                         

                                        Looks like it doesn't work on Lion or Mountain Lion.

                                        Sendt fra min iPad

                                        Den 20. nov. 2012 kl. 22:38 skrev MIKE DURKIN <Patriot121@...>:

                                         

                                        One comes to mind ... that iv seen movement with

                                        CuteSDR .... I don't own a mac so I can't say how it works..

                                        Hope this helps .....

                                        http://machamradio.com/2011/06/cutesdr/

                                        Mike KC7NOA


                                        To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                                        From: wv4i@...
                                        Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:53:54 -0500
                                        Subject: [softrock40] Re: SSB Minimalism

                                         
                                        Macbook? Could someone mention which SDR programs will run on OS X without parallel, boot menus, whatever? I’m new to Mac and OS X. Thanks, Link, WV4I

                                      • jaksha@noao.edu
                                        On a Mac you can run SdrDx. It works fine with RF SPACE SDR s It, now allows I/Q inputs so you can use a Softrock. However, it does not support frequency
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                                          On a Mac you can run SdrDx. It works fine with RF SPACE SDR's It, now allows I/Q inputs so you can use a Softrock. However, it does not support frequency change, so it is good for receiving, but will not work to transmit.

                                          Here is a link;

                                          http://fyngyrz.com/?p=915

                                          The software is very good, and is free!

                                          Dave
                                          KF7DRU


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                                        • jaksha@noao.edu
                                          This may be somewhat off topic, but you can also run WSPR from the Mac. The only version I have found that does not have a huge memory leak is located here:
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                                            This may be somewhat off topic, but you can also run WSPR from the Mac. The only version I have found that does not have a huge memory leak is located here:

                                            http://subdimensions.com

                                            I have used it with a SDR-IQ and Elecraft KX3 and it works very well. I have not been able to make it work with the Peaberry SDR, or the Softrock RXTX..

                                            Dave
                                            KF7DRU

                                            --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, Julio Jimenez <ak4vl.qrp@...> wrote:
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                                            > Have you tried DSP Radio? I've used it on Snow Leopard.
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